Officials in Cache County, Utah are considering plan to build small ski area

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 13, 2010 4:47 pm

A developer in Utah has formally submitted a proposal to Cache Couty officials that seeks to create a small ski area called Rainey Ranch.  Developer John Chadwick’s proposal would have the area in Cherry Creek Canyon, northeast of Richmond, Utah, and would cover about 160 acres of privately-owned land.  It would serve up to 2,000 skiers daily, and would include a 10,000 square foot lodge, snowmaking, four ski lifts, and a tubing hill. 

There has been a great deal of environmental objection and concern since Chadwick made the proposal, with people worried about possible water contamination due to septic system drainage and vehicle-polluted runoff from the ski resort base.  The proposal has been continued for up to six months so the county can properly investigate whether these concerns would be potential problems.